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Grady County Extension-Green Industry Update

Wednesday, May 30, 2018  
Posted by: Jennifer Addington
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Grady County Extension-Green Industry Update


The Grady County Green Industry Update will focus on issues and opportunities the Green Industry market holds for producers from leading industry experts. The event kicks off at 9:30 am on June 26 at the Agri-Center in Cairo. The event is sponsored by our friends at Gainous' Shade Trees. 


RSVP to the Grady County Extension Office at 229-377-1312


Green Industry Update Agenda

9:30 a.m. Welcome/ Sign in - Ty Torrance Grady County Extension Agent

10:00 a.m. Dr. Matthew Chappell - UGA Extension Nursery Production Specialist

- Azalea's for the southeast, bloom time, lace bug tolerance, strawberry root worm tolerance.

10:45 a.m. Dr. Jean Williams-Woodward - UGA Extension Plant Pathologist

- Management of fungal leaf spots and needle blights affecting nursery plants

11:30 a.m. Dr. Shimat Joseph - UGA Extension Entomologist

- Insect biology and control options of azalea lace bug, scale, mealybug, and chilli thrips.

12:15 p.m. Lunch Sponsored by Gainous' Shade Trees, Inc.

1:15 p.m. Dr. Gary Knox - UF Extension Specialist in Nursery Crops

- Update on crape myrtle bark scale and rose rosette disease

2:00 p.m. Susannah Wright - UF Greenhouse and Field Manager for Mathews Paret Plant Pathology lab

- Rose crown gall, rose mosaic, and rose rosette

2:25 p.m. Melanie Kalishuk - UF Post-Doctoral Fellow for Mathews Paret Plant Pathology Lab

- Magnolia viruses

3:00 p.m. Monrovia Tour

4 Credit Hours for:

* GA Category 24

* FNGLA CEUS Florida Nursery Growers & Landscape Association

* Florida CEUS

- Private Applicator - Ag

- Ornamental & Turf

- Limited Landscape Maintenance

- Limited Law & Ornamental

- Commercial Lawn & Ornamental

* International Society of Arboriculture (ISA credit)

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